By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 26, 2013 at 8:15 AM

For the seventh straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2013."

Once again, readers have again chosen Izumi's as their favorite Japanese restaurant.

Izumi's opened in 1988 and is the creation of Tatsuya Goto and Fujiko Yamauchi who worked together at Seigo's Japanese Steak House.

In early 2005, Izumi's relocated to a significantly more spacious and aesthetically pleasing space, complete with artful, ambient lighting, lengthy sushi bar and enclosed tatami room.

The sake list, featuring hot, cold and room temperature options, is also a big draw here and the knowledgeable staff is often helpful.

At lunch, order a bento box and get more food than you can eat for under $10. editors' choice: Fushimi

2. Screaming Tuna
3. Fujiyama
4. Benihana
5. Kyoto